"King George 6th called for a National Day of Prayer to plead for Divine Intervention...."

28th Oct 2020

Answered Prayer- 300108

Today on Remembrance Sunday we reflect on the sacrifices others made for us and are thankful for the freedom they brought us into. There was so much loss during WWII but there was still acknowledgment of God being present and involved, even in that difficult time.

In May 1940 when France had fallen and the British Army was trapped at Dunkirk with the real threat of annihilation, King George VI called for a National Day of Prayer to plead for divine intervention. So widespread and so deep was faith in God at that time that literally millions of people flocked into churches to pray. The special service held in London's Westminster Abbey was so inundated that a famous photograph captured the queue a quarter of a mile long. People knew God was real and they knew He could be petitioned through heartfelt prayer. The result of that National Day of Prayer was of course the miracle of Dunkirk where thousands of small sea vessels evacuated 335,000 soldiers. 

When the war in Europe ended in May 1945 with the surrender of Germany, Field Marshal Montgomery, Commander in Chief of the 21st Army Group, sent a personal message to all the troops under his command. 

“On this day of victory in Europe I feel I would like to speak to all who have served and fought with me during the last few years….We all have a feeling of great joy and thankfulness that we have been preserved to see this day. We must remember to give praise and thankfulness where it is due. ‘This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvellous in our eyes’.” (Psalm 118:23).

(From the leaflet, Wartime Miracles and a National Scandal, 2018)

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